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Lighted Christmas Canvas

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I just love the glow of Christmas lights. The more the better in my book! So I decided to add more to my decor by making a lighted Christmas canvas with a special "Believe" message.
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Just turn off the rest of your lights and bask in the lighted Christmas canvas!
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
SUPPLIES
16 x 20 white canvas
100 mini-lights
Silver Sharpie
Stencil or sticker with message you want (mine was a multi-pack of stickers that wasn’t necessarily Christmas but I made it work for the holidays)
Something sharp for making holes (like scissors, skewer or the like)
Optional: hot glue gun (I ended up not needing one)
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Pick your message (using either stencil or stickers) and decide placement on your canvas. I went classically centered.
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Using your silver Sharpie draw snowflakes of various sizes all over your canvas. I started by drawing the dots for placement first and then finished up with the full snowflake.
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
Really fill up the canvas to make it seem oh so snowy and sparkly!
  • how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
I tried to make one hundred snow flakes to fit my one hundred mini lights. However, I wasn’t able to use all my snowflakes with lights because they were too close to the wooden frame so add more snowflakes if you want to use all the lights.
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Use your sharp object (I used scissors) to make a small hole in the center of the snow flake.
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Push your lights through the holes. If you made any holes too big you can use a dab of hot glue to secure the light in place.
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Plug it in and you’re done!
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Look at the sparkle of silver and lights!
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Do you believe?
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Where would you put this in your home? Mantel? Bookcase? Wall?

To see more: http://rhapsodyinrooms.com/2014/11/25/secret-santa-craft-lighted-christmas-canvas/

  • Phillipcardjr
    Phillipcardjr Endicott, NY

    This being featured in a slide show now means there is more than enough time to get one ready for Christmas in July...what do you say?

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA

      @Phillipcardjr Absolutely! Mine only took a few hours so you have time to make lots!

  • SereniteaSB
    SereniteaSB Ishpeming, MI

    I used a strand of the lights specifically made for the canvas prints, found at Dollar Tree. A couple strands would be nice but not as many as the whole strand of the tree lights if you are concerned for the heat. When tree lights are on for 5-10

  • Bernice Falco
    Bernice Falco South Weymouth, MA

    LOVE this idea! So peaceful and beautiful looking! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day. Bernice

  • Cherie
    Cherie Flushing, MI

    Just lovely Megan. I may try my hand at this.

  • Porland1624
    Porland1624 Miami, FL

    Thank you Megan😎

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